by Kasi Hensley

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The 2009 National Show experienced outstanding numbers at this year’s event. According to Show Manager Mark Farrar, the NWHA National Championships featured 327 horses from 22 different states. These horses accounted for 1,741 entries, an increase of 46 from the previous year.

"In a year where people are making tough decisions about which shows to attend and how to spend their money, we are honored that so many chose to attend the Nationals," said NWHA President Lori Snyder-Lowe. "The foundation of our association is our desire to provide a fair and level playing field for sound flat-shod horses to show. Every year I think more and more people are looking for that type of show and appreciate NWHA's dedication to this mission."

 The show was held at the Miller Coliseum, Sept. 28 through Oct. 3. This event has been named “The Largest Flat-Shod Walking Horse Show in the World!” With over 160 classes, there was definitely a class for everyone, whether your preference was in-hand, under saddle, versatility or jumping. Adam Hall, Lynn Henschell and Dale Seidel were the judges of the show.

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